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Title: Thayer Lake Hydropower Development -- Final Report

Abstract

The Thayer Lake Hydropower Development (THLD) has been under study since the late 1970’s as Angoon explored opportunities to provide lower cost renewable power to the Community and avoid the high cost of diesel generation. Kootznoowoo Inc. (Kootznoowoo), the tribal corporation for Angoon’s current and past residents, was provided the rights by Congress to develop a hydropower project within the Admiralty Island National Monument. This grant (DE-EE0002504) by the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Indian Energy and a matching grant from the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) were provided to Kootznoowoo to enable the design, engineering and permitting of this hydropower project on Thayer Creek. Prior to the grant, the USFS had performed a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) and issued a Record of Decision (ROD) in 2009 for a 1.2 MW hydropower project on Thayer Creek that would Angoon’s needs with substantial excess capacity for growth. Kootznoowoo hired Alaska Power & Telephone (AP&T) in 2013 to manage this project and oversee its development. AP&T and its subcontractors under Kootznoowoo’s guidance performed several activities, aligned with the task plan defined in the grant.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. ORENCO Hydropower, Palo Alto, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Kootznoowoo Inc., Juneau, AK (United States); ORENCO Hydropower, Palo Alto, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1367886
Report Number(s):
DOE-Kootznoowoo-0002504
DOE Contract Number:
EE0002504
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; hydropower; Kootznoowoo; Thayer Lake; Thayer Creek; Angoon; ORENCO Hydropower; AP&T; heat pumps

Citation Formats

Matousek, Mark. Thayer Lake Hydropower Development -- Final Report. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1367886.
Matousek, Mark. Thayer Lake Hydropower Development -- Final Report. United States. doi:10.2172/1367886.
Matousek, Mark. Fri . "Thayer Lake Hydropower Development -- Final Report". United States. doi:10.2172/1367886. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1367886.
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